This message from Dental Designs of Owensboro is about fluoride, and its role in dental health.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water, and is added to many toothpastes.
Fluoride plays a key role in children’s dental health. Kids should start using fluoride toothpaste when they are old enough to spit while brushing. Start with a tiny pea-sized dab, gradually increasing the amount as they grow.
Fluoride treatments help teeth by making them stronger and more resistant to the harmful acid formed by bacteria. Perhaps not surprisingly, the single most common problem in children’s teeth are cavities. According to one study, sixty percent of kids in the United States have at least one cavity by the age of five, and one of every five kids has untreated tooth decay.
A good brushing and flossing routing at home, and regular checkups at Dental Designs of Owensboro, can help. We offer complete family dentistry. People from Henderson, Tell City IN, and Hartford also come to us for dental implants, and much more. Contact us today!